• Viral humorists like Megan Amram rise from the Twitter trash heap (Opinion)

    Ten years ago, you could be a comedian without a social media presence. Back in 2008, saying, “Oh, I’m not on Twitter,” or even, “What’s Twitter?” was commonplace. If you can believe it, there were comedians wary of putting their material on the internet for free or worried someone across the country would steal their jokes. But something has changed. While those who achieved celebrity status before the mid-2000s can

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    Saturday Night Live recap: Claire Foy keeps SNL ship afloat

    This week’s episode of Saturday Night Live featured Claire Foy as the guest host. For a first-time host who isn’t known for her comedy chops, Foy did really well. She was often the best part of the sketches she was in. The Crown star showcased her range, committed to characters, and even showed off a multitude of accents she can do. While Foy shined, the episode overall had some hits

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    Nick Di Paolo calls 12-year-old girl ‘dumb cunt’ on Twitter; deletes hours later

    UPDATE: Nick Di Paolo has deleted the initial tweet, but not any of the replies to his fans and detractors underneath it. We’ve included a screenshot of the missing tweet at the bottom of this post. Comedian Nick Di Paolo took to Twitter Friday afternoon to shame one of the nine covers released by Glamour for their Women of the Year edition. The cover features five of the student activists behind

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    Bodega Boys podcasters get Showtime show Desus & Mero

    The Bodega Boys are coming to Showtime. The comedy duo—comprised of Desus Nice and The Kid Mero—closed a deal with the premium cable network for their own weekly late-night show. Episodes of the half-hour show will be coming out in February 2019. The pair left their Viceland show Desus & Mero after two seasons. Deadline reported that Viceland tried to keep the comedians for more seasons, but the two were too excited

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    Awkwafina, Rory Scovel land Comedy Central shows as network hunts for hits

    Awkwafina and Rory Scovel are coming to Comedy Central with their very own scripted TV shows. Comedy Central announced in a press release that they are greenlighting eight episodes of Scovel’s Robbie and 10 episodes of Awkwafina’s self-titled series. Both Scovel and Awkwafina had break-out performances this year. Scovel became an indie darling on TruTV’s Those Who Can’t, but appeared on the big screen opposite Amy Schumer in I Feel

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    8 Hanukkah TV episodes for your holiday bingewatching

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but not always if you are Jewish. With all the Christmas excitement, we sometimes forget about Hannukah. While your goyish friends get to watch Elf or The Grinch (or whatever Netflix is up to this season), there are really only four Hannukah films: 8 Crazy Nights, The Hebrew Hammer, Full Court Miracle, and of course, Call Me by Your Name. Thank Hashem, there

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    Ed Asner and ‘his prostate’ headline Gilda’s LaughFest 2019

    Watch out, Michigan! Gilda’s LaughFest announced some of the big names performing at this year’s festival. The Grand Rapids-based festival has brought its signature brand of Midwestern hospitality and compassion to comedy stages for the last nine years. Some of the headliners for this year’s festival include Brian Regan, Ed Asner, Ali Wong, Loni Love, Brad Upton, Jo Koy, Nate Bargatze, and Matt Bellassai. Others slated to perform at the fest

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    Pete Davidson, Claire Foy get into royal food fight in SNL promo (Video)

    Saturday Night Live released their promo for this week’s show with guest host Claire Foy—and it gets messy. In the promo, Pete Davidson tells The Crown star that there is an SNL tradition that she needs to participate in before hosting the show. The video then cuts to a slow-motion food fight with flirty lighting. Musical guest Anderson .Paak’s new song Tints (featuring Kendrick Lamar) plays in the background. The

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    Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert let f-bombs fly in Late Show interview (Video)

    Stephen Colbert was joined by Jon Stewart for a pre-recorded segment of Late Show. Colbert started the show announcing that he was still on Thanksgiving break, “I think in the Carribean.” He then introduces the special episode’s format: his friends and celebrity guests will turn the tables to interview him. While the show features several celebrity guest hosts to grill Colbert “in the hot seat” such as Neil Degrasse Tyson

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    Amy Schumer shares pregnancy struggles on Instagram in heartfelt post

    Amy Schumer posted a new video about her pregnancy on Instagram, which is as gross as it is unflinchingly real. The Trainwreck star announced the pregnancy last month. News pic.twitter.com/UBe1ZQq5Yz — Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) October 23, 2018 Since then, Schumer hasn’t been shy posting about her impending firstborn. She often shows off her bump in Instagram posts and tweets. The comedian seems to be excited about expecting her first child

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    Tom Arnold admits dipping testicles in McDonald’s milkshakes

    Tom Arnold used to dip his balls into McDonald’s milkshakes. Yes, that Tom Arnold. The Roseanne actor tweeted out his dirty deed in response to a tweet from the host of the popular RISK! podcast, Kevin Allison. Allison had re-released a classic episode of the podcast where comedian Seena Jon tells a story about being a production assistant on set with the Roseanne writer. The young stand-up was excited to meet

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    Modern Family writers sell Happy Accident pilot to ABC

    The team behind Modern Family is bringing a new dysfunctional family to ABC with their new pilot Happy Accident. Abraham Higginbotham and Jon Pollack are both writer-producers for ABC’s smash hit Modern Family and have received a pilot order from the alphabet network. Happy Accident will revolve around two Pittsburgh families who are forced to live together after a family secret is revealed. While no one has been cast yet, the

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    That’s so Lena Dunham: Everything we learned from The Cut’s 7,000-word profile on the Camping creator

    Lena Dunham is trending. It’s the sentence that launches 1,000 news articles at least twice a year. This time, Dunham is back not for being accused of killing a pet or commenting on her ex’s Instagram. This time New York Magazine’s The Cut published an in-depth profile of the Girls creator. In the over 7,000-word article, called “‘Yeah, I’m Not for Everyone,’ Dunham comes to terms with herself. Allison P.

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    13 comedians’ surprising first roles

    Even the biggest comedy stars have to start somewhere. Local commercials, made-for-TV movies (before “special television events” were a thing), and brief character arcs on shows can be important first steps in long careers. Especially local commercials. Thankfully for major celebrities, those credits don’t appear on IMDB. We had to do a little digging. From the silly to the surprising, Laughspin is rounding up a list of our favorite first

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    Ellen DeGeneres leads Netflix’s December comedies

    Netflix dropped a teaser for what’s coming to the streaming giant this December. The teaser includes everything from drama to documentary, but we are here to break down what comedies are dropping next month and what you should be excited for! Must-See Netflix Originals Dumplin’ Just watch this trailer. It is dripping in delicious camp. Plus Jennifer Aniston as a Southern beauty queen is so good that we have December

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